Top 3 for 10 Jun
•Megaprojects, 3rd International Workshop Held 4 Jun, Recording Available
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice
, 3rd International Workshop on 4 Jun. The event drew in attendees and speakers from not only the United States, but South Korea, the United Kingdom, and beyond.
•MSPM Students Study Abroad in Summer 2015
Several MSPM students are using their elective credits to study abroad this summer. Four students just returned from Cork, Ireland where they studied international and multicultural issues in organizations. Another student is learning about the globalization of American sports, entertainment, and business in China.
Interested in pursuing a short-term study abroad course as your elective? Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss how this could fit in your MSPM program. Contact the Global & Experiential Education team to learn about the course offerings, schedule, and travel details.
MSPM: In the Know
Dear MSPM Students,
The top 3 items you need to know this week:
GW PMA Event with Deltek, Recording Available
Thank you to Rick Miller and Kevin Wang of Deltek for their presentation of “Project-Based Analysis – Data Discovery Applied to EVM Metrics” last night. A big thank you to the GW PMA for organizing the event. For those unable to attend, we invite you to listen to the recorded presentation. If the site asks you to log in, enter your NetID and your password (same as log in for Blackboard, email, etc.).
GW has partnered with JourneyEd to offer educational discounts on a variety of software packages. Through JourneyEd, students will receive savings of up to 85% off commercial software list prices. Software available through JourneyEd includes Adobe Acrobat Pro, Rosetta Stone, PhotoShop, SPSS, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase software that is not available through DreamSpark, the Oracle Academy, or through your courses.
Summer Registration Opens Monday, 3 Mar
Registration for the 2014 Summer Sessions will open on Monday, 3 Mar. Students may register for classes on GWeb. All students should consult their plan in DegreeMAP or schedule an advisement session with the program director to confirm summer registrations. Have your plans or ability to attend in the summer changed since your plan in DegreeMAP was developed? If so, your graduation date may be impacted. Schedule an advisement session to discuss your plans.
As a reminder, the last day to withdraw from a course in the spring 2014 semester with a grade of W is Friday, 7 Mar.
Students will experience several changes to the technology utilized in the MSPM program.
1. An additional login is required to watch the lecture capture. In Blackboard, you’ll select the link to watch the recorded lecture. Prior to viewing the recording, the Echo 360 site will ask that you enter a username and password. Enter your NetID and the same password used to log in to your email and on to Blackboard. Your NetID is the text to the left of the @ sign in your email. For example, if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org, you NetID is mspmstudent.
2. A new version of Blackboard was released over the winter break. Take some time over the weekend to navigate through the updated version to discover new features and system improvements.
3. The use of iTunes U for course lectures and recordings was discontinued December 26, 2013. Beginning in the 2014 spring semester, ColonialCast Lecture Capture will be solely powered by the Echo360 service. With this service change, all future lecture capture content will be stored and delivered through the Echo360 platform.
Title: Alumni Speaker Series – Jeff Colclough
Location: Duques Hall, 651 and 6th Fl Lobby
Description: Jeff Colclough, PMP, is the Vice President of the National Security Sector of SAIC. He received his MS in 2001 from the MIS Executive Program and currently sits on the F. David Fowler Career Center’s Corporate Collaborative Council. Jeff not only lives project management every day at SAIC, but also teaches it to SAIC employees. He will speak on “My Top Ten Lessons Learned: Key Activities Every Successful PM Should Implement Now!” The event is free, however registration is required.
Start Time: 17:30
End Time: 19:00
A recording of the event is now available. Please note that the recording does not include video, only the audio and slides.